A man was sentenced Tuesday in connection to a fatal Cape Coral traffic crash last year.
William Reynaud Siddons, 27, of 15893 Briar Cliff Lane, Fort Myers, pleaded no contest to one count of DUI cause death to human or unborn child and was adjudicated guilty in a deal with prosecutors. He received six years in prison followed by nine months of probation, the State Attorney's Office reported.
One count of homicide negligence manslaughter vehicle killing of person or viable fetus with vehicle was nolle processed, and the state did not officially file on a charge of DUI unlawful blood alcohol.
Officials reported that Siddons' Florida driver's license is permanently suspended, and the judge ordered 100 hours of community service, additional DUI penalties and about $1,000 in fines.
Assistant State Attorney Danielle Butler prosecuted the case.
Butler nor the state provided a comment Thursday on the sentencing.
Attorney Scott Moorey represented Siddons in the case.
"Mr. Siddons accepted full responsibility for his actions and made a sincere apology to the family in open court," he said. "We are comfortable with the sentence in that it was much less than the 15 years he could have faced - he's looking forward to putting this behind him and moving on with his life."
At 9:27 p.m. July 14, 2013, Julio Triguero was driving a motorcycle southbound on Del Prado Boulevard South when a Volvo rear-ended him in the 1100 block. Triguero, 28, of 2647 S.W. 35th Lane, was thrown backward onto the Volvo, where he struck the vehicle's hood, windshield and roof.
He was trauma-alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but later died.
Triguero was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, officials reported.
Siddons, the driver of the Volvo, had minor injuries. He showed signs of impairment on scene.
Blood results showed that Siddons had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.116 three hours after the crash, according to police. He was also estimated to have been traveling more than 100 mph.